Sunday, September 28, 2008

Potential vocabulary to date

Note - some of this is explicit in the past lessons, some only implicit. Some is with vowel markings, some without.

כּי-טובki-tovfor good
אלהיםelohim
God
אתet
the object marker
האורha-or
the light
דרך derek
way
גמלgmol recompense
גדלgadol
great
אַשְׁרֵיasheriHappy

'Avfather

'Ebenstone

'Oheltent

'Echadone

'Ishman

'Emmother

'Emettruth




Whole verses that the children have heard
Deuteronomy 6:4
שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד
[shema Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai echad]

Genesis 1:1
בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ
[b'reshyt bara elohym et ha-shemaym v'et ha-eretz]

Genesis 1:4
וירא אלהים את-האור כּי-טוב
[vayare elohim et ha'or ki-tov]

Genesis 2:4
בְּיוֹם עֲשׂוֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמָיִם
[beyom asot (adonai) elohym eretz vshamaym]

Psalm 34:2
אֲבָרְכָה אֶת-יְהוָה בְּכָל-עֵת
['avarcah et-(adonai) becol-`et]
I will bless יְהוָה at all times

Psalm 34:3
גַּדְּלוּ לַיהוָה אִתִּי

[gadolu la'adonai 'iti]
magnify - make great - יְהוָה with me.

Psalm 34:8
טעמו וראו כּי-טוב יהוה
[ta`amu ureu ki-tov יְהוָה]
Taste - ta-'amu, and see ure'u, that is good ki-tov the LORD.

Psalm 119:17
גְּמֹל עַל-עַבְדְּךָ אֶחְיֶה
[gmol al-avdeka eheyeh]

Psalm 149:2
יִשְׂמַח יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעֹשָׂיו; בְּנֵי-צִיּוֹן, יָגִילוּ בְמַלְכָּם
[yishma Israel be'osayiv, beni-tsion yagilu bemalkam]
Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Exercises:
Flash cards - develop
Spell the letter names (without looking at the diagram they have).
Memorize
Fill in the blanks in the table above

4 comments:

David Ker said...

Awesome. I'm looking forward to reading through this. Thanks for taking the trouble to blog it for those of us who can't attend your class.

Bob MacDonald said...

David - I hope you enjoy the journey with us. The lessons are for children aged 4 to 10. The lesson plans and review notes are for whoever reads them: children, teaching colleagues, and learners like you and me.

The lessons themselves are short - more like seeding the ground than 'teaching'. If the children do learn languages later or Hebrew in school, it will not be as unfamiliar as it has been to us.

David Ker said...

I wish I had the language learning ability of that age group!

Bob MacDonald said...

My eldest son, now 38, used to say of things than ran around on the floor when he was a toddler - 'it works by itself!'

Neither you nor I knows exactly how our brain works - but let me assure you yours and mine are still working and they work by themselves. Just feed it every day - letter recognition, word recognition, then form recognition- both aural and visual. 15 minutes a day will do - but keep feeding it.

Someone once challenged me a few years ago - you have the gift of tongues, why not ask God for some help with Hebrew? So as well as the care and feeding of the brain, don't forget the request for help from the creator of language.